Take Teaching to the Next Level Where Microscope and Mouse Meet Connecting to a Global Community of Educators Matt’s Media Tips 5-7 Help us Find a Winner A few editions ago (Matt’s Tips and Tricks 1/30), I told you about our first student media contest of the year, the Discovery Education and Dr. Lodge McCammon Video Challenge - http://www.discoveryeducation.com/DEN/drlodgevideochallenge.cfm. The challenge required students to listen to a song and then create a music video that demonstrated their interpretation of the song. We have have received a ton of great submissions from all around the U.S. and Canada. The judging team is narrowing down to the final entries but we need your help. On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, we’ll be posting the finalists on our video challenge page for your vote. The videos with the highest scores and vote counts will win some really cool prizes including Discovery Education Flip Cameras, backpacks and even an assembly with Dr. Lodge himself! This week’s Tips - Summertime Resources: Now that we are in May, students, educators and parents are sharing a common thought - “we’re just about a month away from summer vacation!” Many schools around the country are preparing their students with summer reading lists. And that got me thinking...what if we could create a summer digital resource list as well? In the pages that follow I will share with you a few of my favorite free, openly accessible, and engaging resources. Each of these resources can be accessed by anyone without a log-in (parents, teachers, students, etc.), anytime (winter, spring, summer, or fall - just like that James Taylor song), from any device (you know what you are) connected to the internet. To get to these free resources simply go to www.discoveryeducation.com and then hover your mouse/finger over the the words “Teachers, Parents or Students.” When you hover over any of these tabs a menu will appear. Each of these links will take you to a great interactive resource.